Latest News: We are OPEN from SEP 19, 2020
America's Paradise - US Virgin Islands were closed for three months due to COVID-19, but now are open for visitors now (read below). Come and enjoy amazing turquoise waters and white sand beaches at America's Paradise. Check what is going on Sapphire Beach now or share with your family or friends https://youtu.be/EJDrwUY4EzU (live webcam opens on YouTube):
Governor Bryan also said the Territory is scheduled to resume leisure travel on September 19, which means that hotels, Airbnbs, villas and other tourist accommodations may begin taking reservations again. During this current phase, visitation to nursing homes and senior assisted living facilities remains prohibited, bars are to remain closed and beaches are to close at 4 p.m. on weekends. “We understand that COVID doesn’t know what time it is, but our decision to close the beaches at 4 p.m. is to discourage the partying and gatherings that traditionally occur on our beaches in the late afternoon hours,” Governor Bryan said. “The restriction on gatherings greater than 50 persons and the requirements of facial coverings and social distancing remain in effect.”
During the “Safer at Home” phase, restaurants will be allowed to resume dine-in operations under the following conditions: No serving of alcohol at bar counters; No more than six persons per table; Tables must be 6 feet apart; Employees must wear facial coverings at all times; Patrons should wear facial coverings whenever they are not seated at a table;
Other restrictions that have changed under the “Safer at Home” status include: Churches and houses of worship may reopen with a maximum of 50 people and will be allowed to serve communion according to guidelines of the Virgin Islands Department of Health; Casinos and gaming establishments may reopen beginning September 19 under protocols established by the Department of Health and the Casino Commission; Private school campuses are allowed to reopen provided that they adhere to Department of Health guidelines; All visitors and residents must provide proof of a negative PCR test to enter the Territory or must go into 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAVEL, please call the Department of Tourism: (800) 372-8784